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ter was sent in with a prize.
August 25, the Cerf parted co. to look for








1
Off Cape Henry {


45

150

84








Capt. Porterfield












1

1 Stores for the Brit
ish army.

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12
24


53


8


19


Capt. J. Maddock


Banks of Newfoundland !
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< Convoyed by a 74 and
( several other cruisers.

Capt. Warlin 1 *


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10
20
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o

14
10
14


37
30
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18
135
32

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?,


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Capt McCaul






Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean.


Capt. Hall R. N










Capt. Wardlow
























English Channel
SSW. coast of Ireland..


















20
22










Coast of Cape Wrath. .
Off Shetland












Coal




Off Scotland












two missing boats of the B. H. Richard.
Some of these prizes were burnt, some
sunk, and others sent in. 3 of the lat
ter, sent to Ber hen, were given up to
the English by the Danes. One ship
was turned in Lcith, and a brig was
chased on shore.
This action was fought on soundings, part
of the time at anchor, in sight of the
Baltic fleet and the people on shore.
The Venge-ince took no part in it, and
the Alliance did more harm than good
by her occasional random shits. The
B.fl. R. sunk two days after the action.










Off Flamborough Head.
OffFiamborough Head.


50
22


320
150




150

*

4


in.
20






Oct. 3, 1779 |


The squadron arrived
in the Texel with prizes.



48



CAPTURES ENDING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AND



U. S. VESSELS OF WAR, &c.


Class.


Guns.


Men.


Commanded by


i

s


Wounded.


.1


Enemies.


Class.


ARIEL
TRUMBULL


Ship.
Ship.

Ship.


20
28

18


199


Commo. J. Paul Jones.
Capt. J. Nicholson






/(. in.


English.


Ship.

a

Brig.

li

Priv.

Ship.
Sloop

Ship.
Brig.

Ship.

Brig.
Schr.
Ship.

Schr.
Schr.
Schr.
Schr.


39


in.


2.30


Watt L. ofM..


UA R ATI If! A






ALI 1ANCE .














r Alert








DEANE

ALLHNft!


Ship.

Ship.

Ship.
Ship.
Ship.

Ship.
Ship.

Ship.

Ship.

Ship.
Ship.


32

32

20
20
44

44
20

20

24

24
20





Capt. Saml. Nicholson.


11


21


$ sev l
(hrs.










3


11


.50






DELAWARE
Do (





Capt. S. Decatur


F It E N C II .


Le Sans Pareil


In company with
UNITED STATES ....(


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3G4 j

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UNITED STATFS


:

Cupt. S. Decatur
















Le Tartufe


DELAWARE
BALTIMORE

MERRIMACK
PORTSMOUTH . . . . . . .


















Schr.






















Schr.












u


























1C

Capt. H. McNeil
















Le Bonaparte and Brillante Schr.








MONTEZUM A












L Ami












" By one account, (Pcnn. Packet,) this was a Ship of 28 guns, which, in co. with the Nancy, of 14 guns, engaged the Saratoga at the
same time.



COMMENCING THE FRENCH WAR, IN 1T9S.



49





3 ra
ry. "3

C >

ol


c

9

s


Captain, cargo, &c.


j

3


Wounded.


Dale.


Position.


From 1780 to 1801.


20
34
22
12
14
4
10

2C
10

20
14

18

1C
14

28

14
1C
14

G

8






Ma
92

Seve


ny.

in.

ml.


December, 1780
June 2, 1780
fOct. 8, 1780
{ Oct. 9, T780
(.Oct. 9, 1780

February, 1781

April 2, 1781
April 2, 1781

May 29, 1781
May 29, 1781


From France to America.
Lat. 36 N., Long. GGW.


Struck her flag, but subsequently escaped.

A drawn battle, in which both claimed the
victory. 1 heT. was nearly dismantled.

Lt. J.Barney carried the ship by boarding.
All of these prizes were retaken by the
Intrepid, 74, next day. The Saratoga
was never seen afterwards.

From the U. S. to France, and released
her prize, a valuable Venitian ship.
Having landed Col. Lawrence in France,
sailed again in co. wilh the M. de La
fayette 40, bound home, but soon after
parted co. with her.

Engaged both of these vessels at the same
time. Capt. Barry was seriously wound
ed. The A. was recaptured on our
coast; the T. was made a cartel of.
Afterwards had a severe action wilh a
British Frigate in the West Indies, in
1782. Armament had been altered in
France to twenty-eight 18s & twelve 9s.
During a cruise of 2 months.

Capt. Manly was given command of the
Deane on her next cruise, and ended
this war by several brilliant exploits.

Obliged to abandon the prize to escape
from a squadron, of which this vessel
was one.

The first vessel captured in this French
war.
The first vessel recaptured in this French
war, under the name of " Retaliation,"
by Le Volontairc, 41, & L Insurgente,
40.
French privateers.

The act of July 9th, 1798, was a virtual
declaration of war against France.

The F.agle being in company when the
first was taken.
Do. do. do.
While under Capt. Phillips the preceding-
year 5 seamen were impressed out of her
by the British squadron.

Note. The armament of our frigates first
built, was usually twelves and nines.
Do. ships rating from 20 to 24 guns
carried long nines and sixes, and the
smaller vessels light long guns, some
times not exceeding four pounders.


90

\8
1"


Capt. Coulthard






I






112
55

130

80


Without resistance.. <
) (














11


30]


f


Capt. Smith ^






























70

87
70
80
GO




37


50


1782






June, 1798
Autumn, 1798
Autumn, 1798


Off Delaware Capea
Off our E. Coast f
Atlantic and W. Indies j
Atlantic and W. Indies..
Atlantic and W. Indies.
Atlantic and W. Indies.
Atlantic and W. Indies.
Atlantic and W. Indies..
Atlantic and W. Indies..
Atlantic and W. Indies <
Atlantic and W. Indies")
Atlantic and W. Indies
Atlantic and W. Indies
Atlantic and W.Indies
Atlantic and VV. Indies
Atlantic and W. Indies
Atlantic and W. Indies


































1799


10






















4


36
















1790


12


62


















14
14


128
C3








1800








1799








.... 1799 & 1801


G
G


16
16








1799








. 17QQ


1





CAPTURES AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY



U. S. VESSELS or WAR.


(0

O


9
3

o


e

u


Commanded by


1


Wound d.i



S


Enemies French.


j
10

a



CONSTELLATION


Ship.
Ship.

Schr.
Schr.

Ship.


3G
24

14
14

28


309 {
310

I

I
"1

H

f


Commo. T. Truxtun . .




*2


3


h. m.
\




Ship.




14


25


5




Ship.
Schr.


OA1MOFS














tt
II
II






















FAGI F






















Capt. II. G. Campbell.
Capt. B. Millar










Sloop




















PIPKI^RINfi


















L Atalanta and Fly the latter












Schr.


ADAMS




















ii
i

ii






















JOHN ADAMS

OONNFfTICUT


Ship.
Ship.


23
24


i
f




















Brig.








Le Dr-cade anil Jason . . .the latter


Capt. M. Tryon










ii






















BOSTON


Ship.

Ship.
Brig.
Ship.

Brig.
Ship.


28

28
18

28

14
id


f

230






















ii
ii

Capt. W. Baiubr.ilge (
Capt. C. R. Perry


4


11


2




Ship.
Ship.




1






























In company with
NORFOLK .. ..














in company with


f


....


....









In company with
AUGUSTA






ii

Capt. C. Russel






















In company with
HERALD




















Schr.






1






*0ne of these was killed hy the 3d Lieut, of the Constellation for deserting his quarter* early in the action.



WAR, UP TO THE YEAR 1800.



BB

C
3
U


C

4)

s


Commanded by, <fcc.


d

_

3


Wound d.


Date.


Position.


February, 1799, to 1800.


40


109




29


41


February 9, 1799
February, 1799
February 2, 1800
July, 1800
. 17M


Off Bassatcrre, W. I...)
Off Bassatcrre, W. I...


The French frigate L lnsurgcnte carried
12s on her gun deck in this action, and
the Constellation 24s; the shet of the
former generally averaging 13 Ibs. and
the latter about 22 Ibs.
Separated in a gale for 3 nights, with 173
prisoners on board, and was carried into
St. Kill s by Lt. J. Rodgers, Midship
man D. Porter, and 11 men, and then
to the United States.
The Constellation carrying in this action
28 18s on gun deck, and 10 24 carron-
ades (the first introduced in our Navy)
on spar deck. The Vengeance cany-
ing 28 18s, 16 12s, and 8 42-pdr. carron-
ades, or total 52 guns. The latter final
ly escaped .owing to the darkness of the
night, and loss of the C s mainmast, with
186 round shot in her hull, and 160 kill
ed and wounded ; and on the 20th Aug.
following was captured by the British
frigate La Seine, Capt. Milne, after a
severe action of 1 hours, in which she
is reported to have lost in killed, wound
ed, and missing, 162 out of a crew of
453; the British sustaining a loss of 42
killed and wounded.

Note. The Retaliation was the only vessel
of tear captured from us by the French
during this war ; and this vessel we had
previously captured from them.

Out of nine that pulled out from the Isle
Gonaives to engage her.

Afterwards given up under the treaty with
France. Lost all her masts in this en
gagement.
Also an open boat.

Note. These prizes were generally letters
of marque, armed to cruize against our
commerce, and embrace only those ta
ken by our public armed ships ; other*
were chased on shore and destroyed by
our frigates and boats ; some were des
troyed at sea, and others sent in.




52


150?
8
85




50


10






6














1799














. 179!)




8


28






1
1799










. 1799




G
2

6


52
70
41






1799








1800








... isnn










. 1ROO




4
10
12








1799 & I860




61
60




i 1800








isnn


West Indies








1799


West Indies J


4
6
4


50
49
16








.. isnn


West Indies.
West Indies "1






1800






1800




(or Renard and Dove)..




1800






in








1800


West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
Off St. Mark s, W.I... .

Lat. 22 50 N., long. 51
W


12

a
i










1799


50
50








1800








1800








1800




60
220
54




Su

40


nk
in.


March28, J800
October 12, 1800
. 1800


24
20






West Indies.






1800










1800


West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
Weit Indies.
Weat Indies.












1800












1800












1800












1800












1800












1SOO












1800


G


60








1800











CAPTURES TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE FRENCH WAR



U. S. VESSKLS OF WAR.


Class .


Guns.


Men.


Commanded by


Killed.

Wounded.

1


<u

H


Enemies
French, Tripolitans, &c.


VI

m

03




(
ENTERPRISE . .


Schr.
Schr.

Ship.


12


70
83




1
3


4
3
3

7


ll. HI.

.15

.40








L Ai"le .




I
CONSTITUTION


Lt. A. SlciTclt












41
24


400












Ship.




TRUMBULL


f!:inl. 11 .Ic.wcll -.








^ Sully


Sloop
Schr.
Schr.


f La Pc ^ic. .




SCAMMEL


Schr.
Ship.

Ship.
Schr.

Schr.
Ship.

Ship.
Schr.


14

20

23
12

ft .1.

3

36
12


. ... f.t M. Frrnnlil




[La Tulipc


Lc Felix..




PATAPSCO

GENERAL GREEN

EXPERIMENT


<

70
15


Capt II Gcddes


|






Capt. C. R. Perry
Lt. Chii;;. Stewart




....


.10
.5

.40

*>
i

:

3.0








Brig.
Schr.

Schr.
Schr.

Schr.






AMPHITRITE Prize
CHESAPEAKE


Lt. D. Porter
Capt. S. Barren

Coimno. S. Dccntur, Sr.
Lt A. Stcrrelt


1


o

sev J




A Privateer and a Barge


PHILADELPHIA










-] La Magdalen




ENTERPRISE


94




Schr.
Ves l.















IN 1801, AND TRIPOL1TAN WAR IN 1805.



ID

c



B
OJ

s


Commanded by, &c.


tj

<u

- ,


Wounded.


Date.


Position.


March, 1800, (o August, 1801.


G
4
JO
14

6

7
(i

G
3


57
54

78

no

40
45
72


*
> Frenchmen generally ?


4
11
3

7


11
]3

a

33


March, 1800.

1800.
to
1800.

Dec. H, 1800.
Dec., 1800.
Dec., 1800.


Off St. Kills, W. I ]


Also captured two others, not named. Re
captured 11 American vessels, and
whipped a Spanish brig of war (hat
sought tin encounter. Sent the prizes
into St. Kitts.

Equal in guns and superior in men. One
of the most gallant actions in this war.

Cutout by Lt. Hull, with an armed parly
in the sloop Sally. Capt. McConniek,
of the marines, landing at the same time
and spiking the guns on shore. Proved
an illegal prize, and was given up.

Of the foregoing list of prizes taken from
the French in this war, ihc Insurgents
was lost at sea; the llcrceau and Ven
geance were surrendered up under a sub
sequent treaty with France; the Croya
bte was recaptured, and the remainder
were sent in, condemned, and sold.

Lt. D. Porter and 4 men were placed in
charge of this prize, and carried her
safely to St. Kitts, after a separation of
4 days from the Experiment.
Also on board 30 invalids. Sent to the U.
S. in charge of Lt. J. R. Caldwefl.
A mistake. Assisted in repairing damages.
Also recaptured several American ves
sels, and saved many lives from ship
wreck.
In a previous cruise, under Lt. Malcy,
this cruiser had a 7 hour s fight with 10
barges, manned by brigands. Sunk 2
of the former, and killed ninny of the
latter, having had only 2 wounded, in
cluding Lt. D. Porter.
Carried by boarding, after an obstinate re
sistance, the barge escaping.
Feb. 3d, 1801, a treaty of peace was rati
fied with France, when the Herald,
Capt. Russel, was despatched to the W.
I. to recall our squadron. Then fol
lowed a large reduction of our small
Navy. Our presents to the Barbnry
powers having, in the mean time, failed
to purchase their respect, or even to
protect us from insult, a squadron was
despatched to the Med. under Commo.
R. Dale. Previous to his arrival, May
14, 1801, hostilities had been com
menced by the Tripolitans, and on the
10th of June following, the Bashaw for
mally declared war against the U. S.
Renewed the action three times after 1st
striking her colors. Threw overboard
her armament, dismantled, and gave her
to the prisoners, with but one spar and
sail.


Off St. Kills. W. I
















Antigua passage.
West Indies.
Port Plattc..








Dec., 181)0.

May 10, 1800.
1800.














St. Domingo.
St. Domingo.




( American, seized for >
( illegal intercourse. $






1800












10












West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
West Indies.
Off Barbuda




Or Tuille .






1800














c


46






























8

14

8

1.4s-


50

or.
is

30
4 r >




seve


ral


Sept. 1, 1800.

Sept. 13, 1800.
Nov. 1C, 1800.

1800




Off Barbuda








Off Barbuda ....




7


15


Off Barbuda






f
Oflf Birbuda


G


54










OiT Oarlnuln










Oil" B lrbiuH














Off Barbuda






























14


80


Mahomet Sous


20


30


Aug.l, 1801.


i







54



CAPTURES TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE FRENCH WAR



VESSELS OF WAR.


Class.


Guns.


Men .


Commanded by


-a

V

3


Wounded.


V

H


Knemies
French, Tripolitans, &c.


Class.


CONSTELLATION
JOHN ADAMS
PHILADELPHIA


Shi|>.
Ship.
Ship.

Schr


36

28
36

12


313

307


Cnpt. A. Murray


....


....


h. m.
.30

.45








Ship.
Ship.

Ketch

Ship.


Capt. Wm. Bninbridge.








ENTERPRISE










INTREPID


Ketcli

Ketch
Brig.

Ship.
Brig.

Brig.

Brig.
Schr.

Schr.

Schr.


4

1C

>!4
16

10

11
12
12

12

o



28
44

3G
36

32


75

13

\

11

!


Lt. S. Dccatur


1




PHILADELPHIA prize..


INTREPID
SIREN










Lt. C. Stewart

Commo. E. Treble
Lt C Stewart . . .


1


:


1

^

O

rt


Vo

1

rf

m

>,

05
j

-*
J




Brig.


CONSTITUTION


orrosun BV


SIREN




Brig.
Schrs

Gall ys
Boats.


ARGUS


L( { ii u n






SCOURGE


Lt J U Dent






VIXEN






19 Tripolilan gun..
CAPTURE!*


"JSUTILUS




s


24


f
ENTERPRISE




2 BOMB VESSELS


i

Officered from tin
squadron-

M r Coindt. I.Chtumccy


J


....


b




6 GUN BOATS








JOHN ADAMS


Ship.

Ship.

Ship.
Ship.
Ship.






PRESIDENT










Zebe k
Zebe k


CONSTELLATION




Capt H. G. Campbell.










CONGRESS





Cnpt. J. Rodgcrs
Capt. J. Barron.


II


...

in.


3.0


anil


ESSEX




by a





May 26th, 1805, Commo. J. Rodgers relieved Commo. Barron in the command of the squadron.



IN 1801, AND TRIPOLITAN WAR IN 1805.



H

c

3

C5


C

4>

s


Commanded by, &c.


o

OJ



12


Wounded.


Date.


Position.


July 22, 1802, to April 27, 1805.








i


July 2->, 1802.
June 22, 1803.
Aug. 2C, 1803.
Oct. 12, 1803.
Dec. 23, 1803.
Feb. 1C, 1804.

(See Sept. 4, 1804.)
March, 1804.

July 25, 1804.
Aug. 3, 1804.

Am;. 7, 1804.

Aug. 7, 1804.
Aug. 24, 1804.
Aug. 28, 1804.

Sept. 3, 1804.
Sept. 4, 1804.

Sept. 12, 1804.
Aug. 7, 1804.
Sept. 10, 1804.

Sept. 10, 1604.
April 24, 1805.

April 27, 1805.


Oil Tripoli


Killed a General, and destroyed two gun
boats.
Blew up, many of her crew having previ
ously escaped in boats.
And recaptured her prize, the brig Cecilia,
of Boston,
a treaty of peace with the Emperor of
Morocco, and gave up the Meshboha.
Was taken into the service 1 , armed wilh 4
guns, and named "Intrepid."
Lt. Decatur, in this gallant night expedi
tion, was accompanied by Lieuts. J.
Lawrence, J. Bainbridge, and J. Thorn,
Dr. Heerman, Mid. C. Morris, T.
MacDonough, R. Izard, A. Laws, J.
Davis, J. Rowe, T. 0. Anderson, and
Pilot Salvadore Catalan! . Likewise by
Lt. Chas. Stewart, in the brig Siren.

Under an English commission. Taken in
to the service, and called the "Scourge."

This squadron, of 15 sail, anchored on
the 28th.
1st attack. Lt. James Decatur, in Gun
boat No. 2, killed, and 13 wounded al
together.
2d attack. Lt. J. R. Caldwell, Mid n
Dorsey, (No. 8,) and 8 killed, and 8
wounded altogether.
The John Adams, 28, M r Com dt Chaun-
cy, joined the squadron from the U. S.
3d attack, during the night, no shot re
turned.
4th attack. A boat belonging to the John
Adams sunk, killing 3 men, and wound
ing 1.
5th attack. None killed, squadron suf
fered in spars, sails, and rigging.
The Intrepid, M r Com dt R.Somers, with
Lieuts. H. Wadsworth, J. Israel, and
10 men, blew up, and all destroyed,
together with 2 fast boats of the squad
ron. Had been converted into a Fire
ship, and convoyed into the harbor for
the purpose of destroying the enemy s
shipping.

Arrived from the U. S. with stores, &c ,
and only partially armed.
Arrived from the U. S. to relieve Commo.
Preble in command of the squadron,
with Gen l William Eaton, as Consul
General, on board.
Arrived from the U. S. in company.

In which the Argus, 1C, M r Com dt I.
Hull, Nautilus, 12, Lt. Com dt J. H.
Dent, and Hornet, 10, Lt. Com dt S.
Evans, composed the naval force, and
Gen. Wm. Euton, wilh Lt. O. Bannon,
at the head of the American forces, as
sisted by the army of the Ex-Bashaw,
composed the land force.


22
22


200
120

70
i07










Mostly female slaves...


20


in.


Commo. Preble concluded
Off Tripoli


30


Harbor of Tripoli
OffTiipoli




1C

115
10

1C


80
1

O

O

5

CJ




The Bashaw of Tripoli
and his subjects, 29
of whom were taken
prisoners, beside ma
ny killed Hnd wound
ed




Tripoli




Tripoli










Tripoli


19+36

3 + G

4 + 8






Tripoli


( 47


26 |








Tripoli




Off Tripoli.
Off Tripoli








a

8




In October, 1804.


....


....


Off Tripoli


Off Tripoli




Off Tripoli.




cooibi


ned












[



June 3d, 1805, this war was ended by a treaty of peace. All prisoners surrendered, and no more tribute to be paid.



CAPTURES OF

DURING THE WAR WITH GREAT







GUNS.


















GUNS.


UNITED STATES






Carried.






.






Enemy s






Carried.




Class.






Men.


Commanded by














j_;






VESSELS OF WAR.


















Ve&scls of War.






o
_D


.










"2 _H


T3






Jig




g











S










v.


3




C

2
















5


F-5


_




I j^ 1 -" r. .\ (


Ship.


32


< 40

\ c


32
12


Car.
Long


| 319


Capt. David Porter








i. in

-


Al.ERT


Ship.


18


5 2

J18


12

!2


Long
Car.








46
























20




































T30


18


Long


CONSTITUTION...


Ship.


14


(30
i 24


M

.


Long
Car.


S4G3


Capt. Isaac Hull


7> 7


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jVole. The declaration of War, in 1812, found the Navy of the United States composed ci only 18 sea-worthy vessels, exclusive of
a few small Schooners, and Gun Boats 7 of the former, only, being Frigates.



By one account, this vessel carried 2 long 9 s ; nnd, by another, 2 IS s, at this time.

A British account fays that n party had been left on shore; reducing their crew, in thin action, to 72 souls.
II Another account incrriisea (he number to 44(1. While (he British account reduces it to 377.



VESSELS OF WAR,

milTAIN, IN 1812, 1813, 1814, AND 1815.



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1 lie first vessel of war taken in this contest. \Vasat
this time in search of the U. S. S. Hornet. Threw














overboard her Guns, and sent her to St. John s, with


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prisoners, under Lieut. Wilmcr.*


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Capt. J. R. Dacrcs


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Aug. HI, 1812


(Lat. 41. 30 N
I Lon.55.30W


Was completely dismasted, and burnt at sea. Was cap
tured from the French, in lyOG, by the Blanche Frigate,



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